Category Archives: Cheats & Tips
When the Sega logo appears, hold down the ‘C’ button. Once the title screen pops up, keep button C held down and make a circular clockwise motion with the joypad, starting from the up position. If the cheat worked you will hear a chiming sound. Now press start and you can begin on any level of your choice.
You can switch to easy mode by entering the pipe room where you select your play file and pressing select.
A little known secret is that you can actually control the demo that appears if you leave the title screen open. Hold down ↑, SELECT and B (in that order) at the title screen and when the screen changes you will be controlling Mario, however the game will freeze after 60 seconds and you will have to restart.
If you run out of lives hold down A and the press START.
After completing the game once the mushroom on the title screen will be replaced by Mario’s head indicating that a harder version of the game has been unlocked which features many tougher enemies.
Complete the game twice without turning off the power to make the level select appear. This is much easier to do on the 3DS Virtual Console version as you can save your progress.
On world 2-3, the level where Mario pilots a submarine you will find a plethora of coins spelling out Mario’s name and a 1-up heart in the wall afterwards. Grab as many coins as you can as well as the 1-up and then die when you reach the octopus enemy. You should be respawned just before the coins and can repeat the process as many times as you want.
Get 99 Lives
Pause the game at any point and input the following code: A, →, B, ↑, A, ←, B, ↓, A, →, B, ↑, A, ←, B
Enter CH5G4mS1jD as a password to unlock all levels.
Get Full Energy
At the pause screen press B, →, A, ↑, B, ←, A, ↓, B, →
View World Map
At the pause screen press A, ←, A, ←, A, B, →, B, ↑, B, A, ←, A, ↓, A
Unlock All Powers
At the pause screen press →, ←, ↑, ↓, A, ↑, ↑, ↓, ↓, B, →, →, ←, ←, A
Play as Maxim Kischine
After completing the game once start a new game with MAXIM as a name.
After completing the game once start a new game with NO MAGIC as a name.
After completing the game once start a new game with HARDGAME as a name.
Unlock Boss Rush Mode
Boss Rush mode is unlocked upon completing the game, there are three levels that can be unlocked (Easy, Normal and Hard) by playing in succession.
Play as Classic Simon Belmont
After unlocking Boss Rush Mode press ↑, ↑, ↓, ↓, ←, →, ←, →. B, A, SELECT when the Konami logo appears. This allows you to play as the NES version of Simon Belmont in Boss Rush Mode.
Unlock Magician Mode
Complete the game, then start a new game and enter ‘FIREBALL’ as a name. If done correctly the word ‘Magician’ will appear on the Option screen. In this mode all trading cards will be available immediately under the DSS option.
Unlock Fighter Mode
Complete the game in Magician Mode and start a new game with ‘GRADIUS’ as a name. The word ‘Fighter’ will appear on the Option screen if done correctly. Nathan is stronger and able to take more damage in this mode. Trading cards are not available in this mode.
Unlock Shooter Mode
Complete the game in Fighter Mode and start a new game with ‘CROSSBOW’ as a name. The word ‘Shooter’ will appear on the Option screen if done correctly. Nathan will have a greater number of hearts, extra sub-weapon damage and can use the Homing Dagger sub-weapon in this mode.
Unlock Thief Mode
Complete the game in Shooter Mode and start a new game with ‘DAGGER’ as a name. The word ‘Thief’ will appear on the Option screen if done correctly. Nathan’s stats will be lower to begin with in this mode and will not increase as much when you gain a level apart from the ‘LCK’ (Luck) stat which will start at 1600 and will increase by an additional 160 LCK at each level.
While using the whip hold down the attack button to make it spin round in a circle. This will prevent small enemies from hitting you but you cannot move while performing this attack.
Defeat Dragon Zombies
An easy way to defeat the Dragon Zombies is to jump up to the platform by the door where you entered whenever you get hurt and activate the Jupiter + Mandragora DSS combo to heal yourself. Just watch out for the occasional fireball which may come your way.
To defeat Death easily activate the Jupiter + Manticore DSS combo. This prevents his sickles from hitting you.
DSS Card Locations
This is a list of DSS Card locations and the enemies that drop them.
|Mercury||Bone Head in Catacomb.|
|Venus||Slime in Catacomb, Abyss Corridor (hidden room), and Audience Room.|
|Jupiter||Heat Shade in Machine Tower.|
|Mars||Bloody Sword in Chapel Tower.|
|Diana||Man Eater in Underground Gallery.|
|Apollo||Arch Demon in Underground Storage.|
|Neptune||Ice Armor in Underground Waterway.|
|Saturn||Fallen Angel near the Battle Arena.|
|Uranus||Scary Candle in Golem Boss Room (defeat Camilla first).|
|Pluto||Trick Candle in Cerberus Boss Room (defeat Camilla first).|
|Salamander||Bomb Skeleton in Catacomb.|
|Serpent||Earth Demon in Catacomb.|
|Mandragoras||Axe Armor in Abyss, Corridor (in a hidden room), Audience Room.|
|Golem||Electric Skeleton in Audience Room.|
|Cockarice||Stone Armor in Machine Tower.|
|Manticore||Thunder Demon in Machine Tower.|
|Griffon||Skeleton Athletes in Audience Room (hidden room far to the right).|
|Thunderbird||Were-Panther in Chapel Tower.|
|Unicorn||White Armor in Battle Arena.|
|Black Dog||Devil Armor in Battle Arena.|
Unlock Boss Mode
Finish the game once.
Unlock Extra Mode
Complete Adventure Mode with 100%.
Unlock Meta-Knight Mode
Complete Extra Mode with 100% (beat all nightmares).
Beat the Challenge Cup a second time to get this card.
Free Booster Packs
Use a computer in one of the gyms and click on the menu that has Japanese writing and numbers next to each item. Click on any of these and you should get a booster pack each time.
Infinite Energy Cards
Go to Dr. Ooyama’s lab and fight Mikasa. Every time you do this you will get two boosters full of energy cards.
Level 9 Slowpoke
Make a deck with 59 energy cards and one basic Pokémon and use it as your dueling selection. Go to Fire Club and a boy there will ask for your unused energy cards. If you say yes he will give you Slowpoke, if you say no he will leave and not come back and you will be unable to get the Slowpoke.
In addition to the 35 normal levels of the game there are three hidden levels which are much more difficult than the rest of the game. Here’s how to unlock them:
Vision Ex 1: Complete the first 35 levels.
Vision Ex 2: Complete 25 levels with all gems.
Vision Ex 3: Complete every other level (including Ex 1 and Ex 2) with all gems.
If you only have one heart left, press start and select retry. This will take you back to the last door you came through with your health restored.